Seems like this car should be yellow, it's a lemon and I am getting awful sick of repairing it every week or two.
What has gone wrong
-Wheel bearings (Both were replaced within a week apart)
-Front end Bushings
-Tie Rod End
-Intake Manifold/Head Gasket
-Gauges--They go all over, and seem to go crazy.
Also I noticed that the instrument panel lights randomly come on, and go out.
I like the performance of this car but in the reliability and comfort department it is an absolute piece.
The seats are hard, and not very comfortable after travelling for about half hour I get sore.
It's left me on the road 3 times in the past week and a half.
First time battery light came on, went out. Drove it over the weekend, then battery light came on along with check engine. Then car stalled. Had it towed to a mechanic who said that alternator needed replacing, gave the go ahead and was replaced. Went and picked it up, didn't even get a block away, when battery light returned and car died. Went back to the mechanic, it was the alternator AGAIN, and there was an electric short, so the mechanic spent 2 days looking for the short, finally found it in the window regulator motor. That was replaced.
Took a rental for the day and had the car back the 4 days later. Went out on Sunday and went to leave to return home when "low coolant" light came on, checked coolant reservoir and coolant completely drained from reservoir.
Refilled reservoir tank, leaked out again. Took in to dealer, found Intake Manifold was gone..
Got the car back this morning, and this afternoon about 12:30, went to store locked car with remote and the horn sounded funny. Went to start car and won't turn over. Spoke to dealer that fixed Intake, and Service told me to bring it in. Finally after sitting for 2 minutes it started. Went down the street on way to GM dealer, when battery light returns along with "check engine" car starts bucking and jerking.. stalled. Had to get towed back to mechanic. Still waiting for diagnois. Have another rental, and honestly cannot afford repairs on this car all the time as I am a student, and also can't afford rental bills either! No more GM for me. I've had it.